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When to Begin Physical Therapy for Whiplash, picture of a Caucasian female receiving physical therapy on her shoulder from a Hispanic physical therapist.

When to Begin Physical Therapy for Whiplash

For many, it makes common sense to not move a recently injured neck. In this case, the common sense may be wrong. It’s better to let a physical therapist evaluate an injury and determine the right time to introduce motion. The answer is often, “right away.” In one research study, Mark Rosenfeld, RPT and colleagues […]

Therapy or Surgery for a Knee Injury? Picture of a Caucasian female therapist working on the knee of an elderly Caucasian female.

Therapy or Surgery for Knee Injuries?

Breaking News in the World of Knee Injuries: The meniscus is a C-shaped piece of soft and fibrous cartilage serving as a shock absorber in the knee. Meniscal tears in the knee are very common. More than half of us will develop them, but for some, they can be painful and debilitating.1 Did you know […]

Exercising for Sedentary Lifestyles. Picture of a Caucasian male sitting on a ball in front of his desk.

Exercising for Sedentary Lifestyles

The American Heart Association states that sitting around too much increases the risks of heart health issues or strokes. But when someone has a desk job, how is it possible to get the work done and move more at the same time? There are many exercises that can be performed while sitting at the desk […]

40% of Ankle Sprains Do Not Fully Recover, Picture of Caucasian male Physical Therapist working on the ankle of a Caucasian female patient.

40% of Ankle Sprains Do Not Fully Recover

Ankle sprains are relatively common, with an annual incidence of 10 per 1,000 people.[1]  Only 11% of people with these injuries receive any supervised rehabilitation.[2]  The low utilization of physical therapy may contribute to the fact that more than 40% do not fully recover, as indicated by decreased function, persistent pain, recurrent injury, and instability.[3] […]

Neck Pain and ROM, picture of black male patient with Hispanic female therapist massaging his neck

Neck Pain and ROM

Neck pain, without trauma or an injury, often comes from poor posture, which creates stress on the muscles and joints. Exercises may help with range of motion and reducing pain. People who experience severe or sudden neck pain should not attempt to do neck exercises without the advice of a healthcare professional. Therapeutic exercise and […]